Sacramento Kings achieved a spectacular 127-126 victory this Wednesday against Denver Nuggets, which was reached in command of the Western Conference of the NBA by New Orleans Pelicans.
The day also saw DeMar DeRozan seal a double-double of 42 points and 10 rebounds to frustrate the 45 points and 22 rebounds of the Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo and give the Chicago Bulls the victory against the Milwaukee Bucks, while the Brooklyn Nets continues to rise and registered his tenth consecutive win.
KINGS 127 – NUGGETS 126
The Kings avenged Tuesday’s home loss to the Nuggets and rallied from 19 points behind in the third quarter against Denver to win 127-126., with Jordi Fernández as coach, replacing head coach Mike Brown. The Spaniard directed his third game in the NBA and has two victories by a single setback.
Domantas Sabonis, who was playing with a sore thumb on one hand, contributed a double-double of 31 points and 10 rebounds, while Malik Monk contributed 33 points. Also for the Kings, De’Aaron Fox contributed 31 points and 13 assists.
The Nuggets fell despite Nikola Jokic’s 40 points and were caught in command of the West by the Pelicans.
BULLS 119 – BUCKS 113
DeMar DeRozan had 42 points and 10 rebounds and thwarted Antetokoumpo’s 45-point, 22-rebound double-double to lead Chicago to victory in overtime.
The Bucks, who could not count on Khris Middleton or Jrue Holiday, lost their fourth straight game, while the Bulls moved to eleventh (15-22), after winning four of their last five games.
PELICANS 119 – TIMBERWOLVES 118
Zion Williamson scored 14 of his 43 points in the fourth quarter as the Pelicans beat the Wolves, with Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell each scoring 27 points.
The Pelicans caught up with the Nuggets for the top spot in the West, while the Wolves suffered their fourth straight loss and remain out of the playoff spots.
WARRIORS 112 – JAZZ 107
Without Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson or Andew Wiggins, the Warriors overcame 29 points and 16 rebounds from Finn Lauri Markkanen, rallied from ten points behind in the third quarter and won 111-107 driven by 26 points from Jordan Poole.
The Warriors increased their record at home to 15-2, the best in the NBA, and placed tenth in the West (18-18).
In the Jazz, the Argentine Leandro Bolmaro did not see action.
HEAT 112 – LAKERS 98
With an aggressive defense, Miami The Heat disarmed the Los Angeles Lakers in LeBron’s return to the city where he won his first NBA title. James placed tenth in the ranking of players with the most appearances in the best basketball league in the world with 1,393, and scored 27 points, with 9 rebounds and 6 assists.
For the Heat, Jimmy Butler chipped in 27 points while Bam Adebayo had a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds.
HAWKS 107 – NETS 108
The Nets sealed their tenth consecutive victory, led by Kyrie Irving with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and Kevin Durant who signed a double-double of 26 points and 16 rebounds.
Jacque Vaughn’s team is third in the East, with a record of 23-12, while the Hawks, who could not count on Trae Young, suffered their second straight loss despite Dejounte’s 24 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists murray.
WIZARDS 127 – SUNS 102
On the day it was revealed that Devin Booker will be out for at least four weeks due to pubic problems, the Suns lost in Washington despite DeAndre Ayton’s 31 points.
The Wizards triumphed forcefully pushed by the trio formed by Rui Hachimura (28 points), Kristaps Porzingis (24 points) and Kyle Kuzma (22 points).
PISTONS 121 – MAGIC 101
From the Palace, scene of a tremendous fight between the Pistons and Ron Artest’s Indiana Pacers in 2004, to Little Caesars Arena. The Pistons-Magic was marked by a tough fight that ended with the expulsion of three players: Franz Wagner, from the visitors, and Killian Hayes and Hamadou Diallo, from the Pistons, and local coach Dwane Casey.
In the scramble for a split ball, Wagner shoved Hayes into the Pistons’ bench. Hayes reacted and hit Wagner over the head, as virtually all of the Magic’s subs rushed to the area of the incident.
On the sidelines of the fight, Alec Burks was the top scorer in the Pistons’ win with 32 points.
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NBA Summary: Sacramento Kings stopped the Denver Nuggets and DeRozan frustrated Giannis